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16 hours ago, ab6262 said:

well he would say that, i wonder why supposedly thousands of drivers came here in the first place!

I knew someone would say "well he would say that", even though there's no reason why he would make that up. He's the head of a haulage operator's association, not Michel Barnier. Of course he knows what the relative wages and conditions are like across Europe.

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44 minutes ago, rogets said:

Neighbour has filled up 8 Jerry cans and luckily for her,  she used the last of the fuel at the local petrol station so no fuel left for the 50 cars behind her queing up. 

 

She said sorry to the bloke behind her in the queue, and he responded by telling her to F off and called her a derogatory  name 

 

This is disgusting, why do men think it is right to swear at women and call them names? 

 

Society is getting worse, no respect, no manners, bad language 

 

And as she said, he probably had a little man sausage 

 

Wait till the silly f***ge  gets home and realises the washing machine doesn't run on petrol.

 

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11 minutes ago, L00b said:

Which EU nations are experiencing panic buying?

France for a start, try googling yesterday’s BBC News.

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Do you have a link, or maybe more ‘starting’ info so I know what I’m looking for?

 

I just Googled “France panic buying” and “achats panique” and…nada.
 

Which also correlates with my personal experience over the weekend: no queues anywhere, no reports of any panic buying of anything in the main TV news (TF1, France 2, regional on France 3…) or in newspapers?

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3 minutes ago, crookesey said:

France for a start, try googling yesterday’s BBC News.

I've just done exactly that, nothing came up, apart from a 5 year article. Can you post a link?

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53 minutes ago, rogets said:

Neighbour has filled up 8 Jerry cans and luckily for her,  she used the last of the fuel at the local petrol station so no fuel left for the 50 cars behind her queing up. 

 

She said sorry to the bloke behind her in the queue, and he responded by telling her to F off and called her a derogatory  name 

 

This is disgusting, why do men think it is right to swear at women and call them names? 

 

Society is getting worse, no respect, no manners, bad language 

 

And as she said, he probably had a little man sausage 

They both sound like ******s tbh 

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5 minutes ago, L00b said:

Do you have a link, or maybe more ‘starting’ info so I know what I’m looking for?

 

I just Googled “France panic buying” and “achats panique” and…nada.
 

Which also correlates with my personal experience over the weekend: no queues anywhere, no reports of any panic buying of anything in the main TV news (TF1, France 2, regional on France 3…) or in newspapers?

Eye witness account from the Parisian wing of my family. M and S in La Defense experiencing shortages.

 

Everything else normal. 
 

Make of that what you will

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14 minutes ago, sibon said:

Eye witness account from the Parisian wing of my family. M and S in La Defense experiencing shortages.

 

Everything else normal. 
 

Make of that what you will

M&S stores across the EU27 have been experiencing shortages since January, for perfectly logi(sti)cal reasons. To the point, that they are getting shut down by year end.
 

But I cannot accept that shelves bare of M&S sarnies could induce any degree of panicking amongst the white-collared La Défense cadres sups: they’re not really short of local alternatives 😉

 

Back to that alleged panic buying in EU countries, then….or petrol delivery issues. Or the UK’s generous offer to the job-stealing and unwanted EU27 HGV drivers, to allow them back in to come drive HGVs in the UK, but only until Xmas Eve.

 

I understand Radio4 was rather entertaining about that last one, moments ago?

 

"European truck drivers are not going to come and help you get out of the **** you created for yourselves" says Dutch truck drivers union boss.


Gotta love the Dutch’s no-nonsense straight-talking 😂

 

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16 minutes ago, Bargepole23 said:

I've just done exactly that, nothing came up, apart from a 5 year article. Can you post a link?

Je ne peux pas trouver quelque chose aussi

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20 minutes ago, Bargepole23 said:

I've just done exactly that, nothing came up, apart from a 5 year article. Can you post a link?

It’s the BBC  News website, Jonty Bloom Reports

 

Sorry didn’t notice the date.

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So if there are not the same problems in other European countries, the cause can't solely be Covid. So, what is different about the UK that means it is happening here?

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1 minute ago, Delbow said:

So if there are not the same problems in other European countries, the cause can't solely be Covid. So, what is different about the UK that means it is happening here?

A significantly worse driver shortage than elsewhere in Europe (including NI), a generalised loss of trust and confidence in the government’s capacity to risk-plan and manage, and 5+ years’ worth of sustained gaslighting dividing and aggravating people.

 

That lady who was filling 8 jerry cans yesterday? I bet she still has stacks of loo rolls from the first lockdown 😉

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